- Brand Name: Iomega
- Model Number: 34896
- Hard Disk Size: 500.0 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 years with product registration
- Hard Disk Description: portable
Iomega eGo USB 2.0 500 GB Compact Portable Hard Drive 34896 (Silver)
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- Stylish colors - Available in Ruby Red, Midnight Blue and Silver
- Rugged - Perfect for travel environments, the Drop Guard feature protects the drive when dropped up to 51"
- Secure - Iomega Protection Suite software includes Trend Micro Internet Security (1 year subscription)
- 3 Year Warranty - with product registration
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Stylish, Compact Form!
Take files anywhere with the Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 with Protection Suite. Sporting a sleek enclosure, the eGo Portable Hard Drive is the perfect companion to your laptop or netbook computer. Drop Guard™ is included so you can be confident your portable hard drive is rugged!
Iomega® Protection Suite Included via DownloadIomega® Protection Suite is a comprehensive collection of valuable software to protect your data and computer that includes Trend Micro™ Internet Security (12 mo. Subscription), EMC® Retrospect® Express Backup software, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome™ Online Backup service (2 GB free). This software is included with your Iomega product purchase at no additional cost and available easily via download.
* Contents refers to number of songs, photos, orhours of video saved on a hard drive. Contents are calculated as follows—Songs (MP3): 128 kbps bit rate using 11:1 compression ratio, 4 min/song; Digital Photos: 2.5MB per JPG photo using a 6 mega pixel camera; DVD Video: 5.5 Mb/s (2.597 GB/hr) data rate. These examples are for illustrative purposes only. Results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors. One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes.
Size: 500 GB | Color: Silver
Top Customer Reviews
1) You have better drives in better price available - My recommendation on personal use - Seagate 500GB Free Agent Go.
2) Iomega comes with Y-USB cable which means it needs more POWER to work. Their technology is old. Still needs lot of power to work. Seagate and other comes with single head USB to connect.
3) Whenever I tried to drop any file with size more than 5MB, it got disconnected - Windows complaint "Delay write Failed".
4) Customer support is WORST. They charge $25 per hour to talk to you. Also there is no direct phone line to talk to you.
5) Even though they say Warranty of 1 yr. they do not take the drive back after 30 days even if the drive has fault. There may be times when the user actually starts using it after a while and then finds out that the drive is bad.
I will NEVER recommend this to anyone.
Plug and play was flawless, as fast and easy as a keychain drive. File transfers felt quick. And the "designer colors" may seem silly, but if you have multiple similar pieces of equipment, a choice of bright colors makes them easier to tell apart, and even to find in the depths of a black briefcase!
I'm a firm believer in plug and play when it comes to technology as I don't want to waste time on configuring, etc. The Iomega eGo definitely satisfies in that regard! It works just like any other USB flash drive as nothing extra is required to make it work on the PC (note: I don't have a Mac but the instructions indicate that formatting on a Mac is required). Please note that when the instructions mention that the short line on the USB cable is for auxiliary power, well, they really mean that. It won't work if you plug in the wrong USB cable. Overall, the instructions provided are straightforward and simple- 2 pages in length.
The design of the Iomega eGo appears to be fairly sturdy and rugged. It was a bit warm after using it for about 45 minutes but not to the point I worried it was overheating in any way. Apparently there is free software available for download but I'm a little leery as I've had bad experiences with conflicts between different security programs in the past so I probably won't try that.
Overall, the Iomega eGo USB 2.0 320 GB Compact Portable Hard Drive 34886 fits my needs perfectly. Easy to use, portable, and sturdy in design, it is a good start for anyone like me first venturing into the use of portable hard drives.
The hard drive just plugs into the USB plug and is very simple to use. Its also very small and very portable.
The hard drive can be carried anywhere so the ruggedness (drop guard feature) is most welcome. It is both Mac and Windows compatible so I get to use it on my PC and laptop as well. It doesn't make any difference on which system I am working because I know I can store it safely in my portable hard drive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GREAT product, as described. FAST shipping, very satisfied. A +++Published 16 months ago by Stivens
It is fast and reliable. I carry it in my work tote bag to back up my work data every night and it has held up to a lot of abuse.Published 21 months ago by Cre8tivemom2002
Works great and it's compact and easy to carry. I have had no issues with this unit. It's a nice little drive.Published on August 26, 2013 by Mark E. Wilson
Small and does what it is supposed to do. Hard to write a review about a portable hard drive but I'll say that I would recommend it and I would buy it again if I needed too.Published on August 21, 2013 by FernandoT